When uber-introvert Allison is forced to hold eye contact with a handsome stranger for three full minutes, she learns that intimacy can be life-altering in both positive and negative ways in Jessica Park's 180 Seconds.
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Find out if you have what it takes to be a theme park princess in Karole Cozzo’s newest novel, The Truth About Happily Ever After.
K dramas and courtship collide in Maurene Goo's I Believe in a Thing Called Love.
If you're receiving this, drop everything and tune in to Alice Oseman’s Radio Silence.
Lucy's world is turned upside down when she becomes a counselor at a camp for troubled teens in The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord.
Sassy grandmas going to the big dance? That's only the beginning for Brian Katcher's latest, Deacon Locke Went To Prom.
Julie Murphy has truly outdone herself with Ramona Blue, a heroine who deserves a spot next to Anne Shirley and Jessica Darling.
Victoria Scott’s Violet Grenade will have you rooting for the “good” guys.
Lara Jean Song's story will live on in our hearts, always and forever.
Get ready to hit the jackpot with Windfall, Jennifer E. Smith's best work to date.
Two grieving teens connect through art and theatre, and learn that you're never alone in loss, in Sonia Belasco's Speak Of Me As I Am.
The main characters of Whitney Taylor’s Definitions of Indefinable Things struggle with depression, deception—and what it means to truly live.
Kim Zarins gives us a modern day take on The Canterbury Tales in Sometimes We Tell the Truth.
If you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its life believing it is stupid.
Becky Albertalli is back in this story of a crush-prone heroine with a couple cases of maybe-not-so-unrequited love.
After her sister's sudden death, Callie must deal with the fallout of a kidnapped girl, a grieving mother, and a town of people petitioning the Pope to make her sister a saint.
A girl ignores her own romantic problems by trying to find a boyfriend for her best friend in Meg & Linus.
Autism and romantic relationships get a closer look in Claire LaZebnik’s new book, Things I Should Have Known.
In Ashley Poston’s Geekerella, Cinderella meets her prince at a cosplay ball and works in a food truck called the Magic Pumpkin.
Alex, Approximately gets a 9 on the Swoonworthy Scale, so what are you waiting for? Read it!
Two broken souls find each other in an unusually morbid way in Brigid Kemmerer’s new novel, Letters to the Lost.
Brendan Reichs' Nemesis features the threat of total planetary destruction and a serial murder (same killer, same victim), yet still manages to fall flat.
Matthew Laurence’s Freya tells a tale of gods and goddesses in the modern age.
What would you do if you knew the exact moment every person around you would die?
Charlotte Holmes and Jamie Watson are back for more Moriarty Mystery Fun Time, and this go-round, they're solving crimes and almost kissing in EUROPE.
Make the essential geek pilgrimage to San Diego Comic Con—I mean SupaCon—in Jen Wilde’s Queens of Geek.
In Sara Lövestam's Wonderful Feels Like This, a teenage outcast befriends an octogenarian former musician over their common love of jazz.
There are no coincidences in Nicola Yoon’s The Sun Is Also a Star.
Two guys. One car. Two-thousand miles. One epic trip. That's The Otto Digmore Difference.
Jeff Zenter once again brings both the heartbreak and the hope in his new novel Goodbye Days.
Lauren McLaughlin’s novel set in a juvenile detention center examines the old adage “the truth shall set you free.”
Get to know a young artist through her own thoughts in Kayla Cagan’s Piper Perish.
Memorize your lines and try not to fall off the balcony while you read through Romeo and What’s Her Name from debut author Shani Petroff.
Meet Girl Mans Up's Pen, a teenage girl who doesn't conform to anybody's standards but her own.
In Robin Reul's My Kind of Crazy, the sparks really fly. And not just the romantic kind.
In Everything Beautiful Is Not Ruined, Danielle Younge-Ullman weaves a beautiful, sobering tale of wilderness trials and Oz performances that’ll let you know you’ve got a heart, ‘cause it’ll be breaking.
Newly arrived from Port-au-Prince, a teenage girl gets a fresh start in Detroit while her mother's left behind in an immigration detention centre.
You Don’t Know My Name is like a Jr. High sleepover: it starts out fun, but by the end it’s just a bit too silly.
Don't let its cover fool you. Laurie Devore's debut How to Break a Boy is a dark, complex story about a group of popular girls whose friendship goes up in flames and burns everyone in its path.
In her debut novel, Under Rose-Tainted Skies, author Louise Gornall draws from her own experiences with agoraphobia and delivers a sometimes sweet, sometimes gut-wrenching novel about learning to love.
In this movie, the relationship comes with literal barriers.
Tiffany D. Jackson’s Allegedly takes a look at life on the other side of a prison sentence and the lengths people will go to protect their own.
Debut author Kate Hart brings us her first book, After The Fall: a complicated look at consent, reputations, and damaging secrets.
Curtis Sittenfeld's clever and lively retelling of Pride and Prejudice would make Jane Austen proud (and leave her blushing profusely).
Sarvenaz Tash writes the second greatest YA Comic Con book in The Geek's Guide to Unrequited Love.
Despite having had high hopes for the book, Lacey wishes Snowbirds would fly south for the winter and stay there.
In Louise O'Neill's book Asking For It, we learn how society cracks down on sexual assault: by punishing the victim.
In Rebekah Crane's new novel, The Odds of Loving Grover Cleveland, a group of friends at a camp for at-risk teens rely on each other to get through the hardest days.
First love meets last love in Adam Silvera’s History is All You Left Me.
When you have to choose between your sexual orientation and your family, It Looks Like This.
Looking for a gripping mystery, as well as a stark look into the realities of teen suicide? We Know It Was You isn't it.
Stacey Lee switches over to contemporary magical realism for this sweet tale of romance and relationships.
Gretchen McNeil’s latest book wants to do pirouettes with you in the hallway and, if you’re a guy, encourage you to find your passion.
Emmitt LaPoint has everything a boy could want: a great family, a great hockey career, and a great boyfriend. Too bad he can't share one of those things with the public.
Fandom meets “reality” in Danika Stone’s All the Feels.
Erica M. Chapman’s Teach Me to Forget is a book about suicide—and a book about hope.
Sometimes best laid plans go completely awry—but in the case of Gordon Jack’s debut novel, The Boomerang Effect, it’s actually for the best.
Lisa Williamsons's The Art of Being Normal shows us that anyone can fit in, but it takes someone special to stand out.
When Julie moves in with a family friend, she quickly realizes the Watkins house holds a handful of attractive offspring and a very dark secret.
Looking for an escape? A sense of comfort in these dark times? HRH Meg Cabot is here for you.
Death falls into the lap of the main character of Marni Bates’ Dial Em for Murder—literally.
When an overachiever pushes herself past her limits, she's forced to spend the summer doing the thing she hates most: nothing. Turns out "nothing" is more exciting than she planned.
Veteran Michael Kun teams up with newcomer Susan Mullen for an epistolary epiphany.
Take a break from our real/crazy Presidential election to check in with a slightly-less-crazy Presidential election in The Wrong Side of Right by Jenn Marie Thorne. #FictionalCandidatesForTheWin!
A teenage artist realizes the harrowing truth about the deeply ingrained violence in her family, with the help of younger and older versions of herself.
The female of the species is more deadly than the male in Mindy McGinnis' devastating new novel.
Emma Mills' This Adventure Ends is exactly the kind of character-driven charm that makes contemporary YA so nice.
Thriller writer Gregg Hurwitz steps foot into the YA world with The Rains, a book about “Chasers" and “Hosts," but a zombie by any other name would smell as foul.
Technique #8 on How to Keep a Boy from Kissing You: Gloss up your lips so his slide right off!
Some people can Look Past the fact that Avery is transgender. But some can't. And now someone wants him dead.
Maria Dahvana Headley’s Aerie revisits the fascinating sky world and sassy main character introduced in Magonia.
Falling in love with John Corey Whaley's latest novel is highly logical behaviour.
With an arm, a brother and a first love, Paula Garner explores the shadow of loss in Phantom Limbs.
When Jude's best friend is found dead in a swimming pool, suddenly everyone begins to look like a suspect.
In Randi Pink's Into White, Toya desperately prays to be any other race but black -- and it works.
Lost Stars is a fictionalized version of the true story of Lisa Selin Davis’ first love--a version that proves sometimes truth is better than fiction.
Sarah Porter brings the magic of a Russian folk tale to modern Brooklyn in Vassa in the Night.
What happens when your kidnapped sister returns after thirteen years?
When two academic rivals are paired up for an intense assignment, they realize that the only thing standing in their way to freedom is each other.
It's con or be conned in Billy Taylor's Thieving Weasels.
S.J. Goslee’s Whatever.: or how junior year became totally [email protected] could be a lot more serious about the serious topic of sexual identity.
An unlikely friendship blossoms when two high school seniors are forced to ride to school together in Jen Klein's Shuffle, Repeat.
To meet the titular character in Alex Gino's George is to adore her.
Spontaneous combustion is a real problem in Aaron Starmer's latest novel.
J.P. Romney’s The Monster on the Road is Me mixes ancient Japanese magic with modern life.
In Owen Matthews's book The Fixes, a boy finds an explosive solution to his problems.
Go behind the scenes of a movie set in Unscripted Joss Byrd by Lygia Day Peñaflor.
Katrina Leno's latest novel follows a boy and a girl who tend to lose everything, so they decide to find each other.
Take a trip to the “real” world on the other side of the K-drama screen.
An overachiever decides to write a novel to put her college application over the top in Enter Title Here by Rahul Kanakia.
A girl with impending memory loss writes to her future self in Lara Avery's captivating novel.
Four friends. One loney cabin in the woods. One dark secret. Brent Hartinger challenges us to find the real story in Three Truths and a Lie.
Chris Struyk-Bonn’s Nice Girls Endure tries to deal with heavy-hitting issues, but misses the mark.
A budding songwriter strikes up a written relationship with a mysterious pen pal in Kasie West's new novel P.S. I Like You.
Melina Marchetta's Saving Francesca is a sympathetic story of the search for identity in the midst of chaos.
Emily France’s debut novel, Signs of You, adds a new stage to the Kübler-Ross model of mourning: mystery solving.
Today, Thomas graduates. Tomorrow, he joins the Army. But should he respond to an old friend when she texts Meet Me Here?
A soccer star strikes up a steamy romance while trying to redeem herself after making a big mistake.
Jaxon has four days to earn one million points, so he can go on his first date ever. And maybe find The Cure For the Common Universe.
Five teens that mysteriously vanished as children suddenly reenter their old lives with no memory of the past -- or what happened to the sixth victim -- in Tara Altebrando's latest novel.